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a simple scratch may have killed a man. urooj khan moved to chicago from india in the late 1980s, and became an american success, eventually owning a string of dry cleaners and real estate, settling into this house on the city's far north side with his wife and teenage daughter. by all accounts, he was a hard working, well liked man. with just one weakness. he loved those scratch-off lottery tickets. >> he was heavy on that, you know. there was a time that he would buy a whole box, 30 tickets, that's $600. >> he would win, sometimes hundreds, even thousands. then last june, he bought two tickets and scratched off a fortune. >> the second one was the lucky one. >> reporter: and what did he win? >> a million dollars. a whole million. >> he was all smiles in this illinois lottery picture. friends say he was excited about the good he could do with all that money. but a month later, instead of living on easy street, he was dead in the rose hill cemetery. on the evening on july 20th, his wife said she made dinner at home, and he went to bed less than an hour later. she said she was awa
morning, bianna. urooj khan's family has spent the last few months looking into what happened to him. they are hoping the decision to exhume his body will get them answers. for the first time, urooj khan's family is speaking a out about his mysterious death in july, one day after he claimed his lotto jackpot. this morning, his nephew, says he knew something wasn't right. >> the next day later, he passes away. it raises some eyebrows. >> reporter: it turns out those concerns may have been warranted. the medical examiner initially ruled khan died of nap ral causes. but after concerns, siblings demanded more tests. authorities found a lethal amount of cyanide in his blood, turning this case into a homicide investigation. >> when we found out there was cyanide in his blood, after the toxicology report, someoned that to kill him. >> reporter: they have no suspects. but they did question his widow. ansari, working at the couple's dry cleaning business, declined to speak to abc news on camera. but says the night before her husband died, she cooked a traditional indian meal for him. and said
. >> urooj khan was feeling lucky after winning a million dollars last june. >> i donated to churches and everything. >> reporter: less than a month, khan, who was 46 years old, died. at time the medical examiner ruled he died of natural causes. >> very healthy. very hardworking person. >> reporter: but relatives raised suspicions and authorities discovered he was poisoned with cyanide. >> he went from work straight home. >> reporter: no suspects have been named. khan's siblings are in a legal battle with his widow over his lottery winnings. in probate court documents, khan's brother says he wants to ensure that khan's daughter, from a prior marriage, receives her proper share. nbc news talked to khan's widow at his dry cleaning business. she would not go on camera but says she still can't believe someone would want to harm him. he was such a nice person, no one would dare do that. authorities now want to exhume khan's body. kevin tibbles, nbc news, chicago. >>> now for a look at what's trending today, a quick look at what has you talking online. who wants to host a game show? meredit
urooj khan's body, hoping to get some answers from the grave. this morning, the mystery over who may have poisoned urooj khan is growing deeper. his widow, still working at the couple's dry cleaning business, declined to speak to abc news. on camera about the investigation. police are not calling her a suspect. but her attorney says investigators questioned her for more than four hours and filed a warrant to search the couple's home. >> absolutely, positively, she had nothing to do with her husband's death. >> reporter: khan won a million-dollar lottery jackpot in july. after picking up his check, his wife says he came home. they ate a traditional indian dinner and went to bed before he cashed the check. after a concerned family member demanded more tests, authorities found a lethal amount of cyanide in his blood, turning the case into a homicide investigation. >> if you think about someone who's drowning, if they don't have oxygen in their brain for four minutes. >> reporter: abc news has learned that khan did not have a will. and his widow is in a legal fight with his siblings for
donate in a lot of churches and everything. >> reporter: less than a month later, khan died, shortly after he received his winnings. >> he's a healthy person. i can't even believe. >> that night, khan's sister woke up to a phone call. >> screaming on the phone. i couldn't understand what was going on. i couldn't understand, and the call was from his number. >> khan was found dead, initially determined to be from natural causes, but his family asked authorities to investigate further. >> if new information comes to light, we do revisit cases and reopen them. >> investigators say the new cause of death, homicide by cyanide poisoning. >> it's a very lethal drug. it's a chemical poison. it is basically a biochemical level. so a little bit does go a long way with it. >> khan's family is suspicious behind the motive for his murder. >> he didn't die naturally. something happened to him. >> in probate court documents, khan's brother says he wants to insure khan's daughter from another marriage received her properly share of lottery winnings. >> his wife would not talk to us on camera but sai
won the lottery. urooj khan died last july, one day after he received his big check for winning a million dollars scratch-off ticket and now his brother claims at that khan's wife not only tried to cash that check immediately, but that she isn't legally his wife. now, that would change things and khan's son seems to be siding with his uncle. trace gallagher, that's interesting, because he didn't have a will. without a will the estate would have been split between the wife and the daughter i think he has and-- >> yes. >> megyn: but if she's not legally the wife she would not have gotten anything. >> reporter: yeah, wouldn't get half the money and the money right now is held in trust until they can figure this whole thing out, but the family really at war with the widow, if, as you say in fact, she really is the widow. the brother of urooj khan who died, of course, after collecting on his million dollar lotto ticket says that about four or five different times, the days after his death, the wife was feverishly going around trying to cash this check, she failed to cash it and the
exhuming his body as the homicide investigation continues. 46-year-old urooj khan, wearing a million-dollar win after a scratchoff win in june. when he heard the news, he could hardly contain himself. >> he was speechless. just running around. not knowing what to do. shaking hands. high-fives. >> reporter: the married father of one daughter planned to use his winnings to expand his chicago dry cleaning business beyond the three stores he already owned. but just one day after the check was issued, khan was dead. an initial exam by the cook county medical examiner found the 46-year-old died of natural causes. >> the initial investigation didn't suggest anything suspicious about his death. >> reporter: then, came a phone call from a suspicious family member who has not been identified. >> they just felt like this didn't seem likely. it didn't seem like it could have been natural to them. >> reporter: a full toxicology test revealed khan had ingested a deadly amount of cyanide. and now, his death has been reclassified a homicide. >> logic would dictate, it's someone who could potentially
dose of cyanide. now investigators have a mystery on their hands. 46-year-old urooj khan won the $1 million lottery off a scratch ticket he bought from a chicago 711 last june. >> he was so generous, like $100, throw it on the counter for me. >> khan was planning to use the money to help his dry cleaning business, but one day after a check for nearly $425,000 was mailed to him last july, he died. at first, the cook county medical examiner's office ruled it a death by natural causes. >> family member contacted the doctor who had done the autopsy and suggested that we might want to look a little further into the case. >> reporter: officials now say khan's death is a murder mystery, with no suspects named so far. after comprehensive toxicology tests showed a lethal dose of cyanide was found in his system. >> a chemical poison. basically biochemical level it asphyxiates you. a little does go a long way. >> reporter: the night of his death, he had dinner with his wife and teenage daughter and went to bed. he was later heard screaming and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead
that her husband, the man you see there, urooj khan, died of cyanide poisoning. she says he had no enemies. investigators plan to exhume khan's body to learn exactly how he was poisoned. >>> and a troubling, new study finds that even drinking soda, even diet soda, can increase your risk of becoming depressed. reer is eveners found that people that drink four or more cups of sweetened beverage per day, had a 30% higher risk of becoming depressed. doctors admit more research is needed. and they also found that coffee actually lowered the risk for depression. >>> and this morning, "the wall street journal" reports that apple is thinking about selling a less-expensive iphone, featuring a plastic case and older components. pending a final decision, this could hit the market by year's end. should be interesting. >>> imagine walking into school, minding your own business. you walk into class. and you see that fella. or -- no. that's a fella. that deer, crashing through the window, just before class began at a junior high in ohio. no one was hurt. just wanted to learn. and rather fitting because t
before cashing his winning check. "the chicago tribune" reports that urooj khan's in-laws had run into deep money troubles, including unpaid taxes. and court documents show that khan's widow is now battling with his siblings over control of his estate, which includes about $500,000 in prize money. >>> finally, a rather frightening encounter at a ski resort in vermont. you can see a skier turned runner, running for his life, or so he thought, as a moose got a little too close for comfort. the moose was loose, lara. the moose remains on the loose. the moose decided he wanted none of this encounter. he turned uphill. >> oh, wow. >> the man did say, rightfully, he saw his life flashing before his eyes, as he was running. >> big moose. >> i don't blame him. i do not blame him at all. on the loose, that moose. >> thank you so much, josh. >>> all right, everybody. let's get some "pop news." shall we? let's talk oscars. bradley cooper, nominated for best actor for his amazing performance in "silver linings playbook." we know that all the ladies love bradley. here's another reason to. he's
filed court papers to make sure that khan's 17-year-old daughter gets half of the estate, including the lottery money. as for who poisoned him in the brother said. this listen. >> like i said, i cannot point finger but it's very simple manner. there is nobody in the house. only three people. and only husband and wife bedroom and [inaudible] >> only the husband and the wife were there the police have not yet ruled out that the lottery money was, in fact, the motive for the murder. we should also point out that con's father-in-law owed $120,000 in back taxes, shep. >> shepard: they have been talking for days now about digging up the body. is that happening? >> yeah. the examiner doesn't know. medical examiner doesn't know exactly when the body will be exhumed. they are hoping that the autopsy will be completed by friday. the latest. now wife says she is very eager to find out the truth about exactly how her husband died. the first thing the autopsy will look at is what was in his stomach? if his last meal truly was poison. now, remember, cyanide can be swallowed, inhaled, or injected
cashing his winning check. the paper reports that urooj khan's in-laws had run into money troubles. court documents show that his widow has been battling with his siblings for control of his estate, which includes about $500,000 in prize money. >>> there's new hope in the battle of a deadly form of cancer in women. the pap test used to find cervical cancer, may be used to fight cancer of the uterus and ovaries. researchers are using pap tests to zero in on cancer cells. in one study, they were able to zero in 46% of the time. >>> finally, a frighteni eninen encounter at a ski resort in vermont. that skier is being chased by that moose. the moose decided he'd had enough and turned uphill, has only moos can. the skiers cannot. that skier, though, quickly became a runner. he took his skis off to get away. narrowly avoiding what would have been disaster. >> wow. >> you run into moos in the wild, it's nothing. the skier-turned-runner, his life flashed before his eyes. >> i don't blame him. amazing he was able to walk away. >> thank you. >>> let's do some "pop news," shall we? good morning to y
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